Our First Week

The reception children have had a fantastic first week in their new classes. They have been very busy exploring the learning environment both indoors and out. This week they have started to learn the different phonic sounds, practising reading and recognising numbers to 10 and enjoying story time in key worker groups.

   

  

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Good Learners Assembly… Friday 15th September…

As our first full week back at Holbrook draws to a close, the school  celebrated Good Learners from across the school – for their excellent achievements of the key Transformer Learning Powers… Collaboration, Resilience, Stickability and Knowing Yourself.

Children were presented with awards for working with other children, guiding others and helping them to achieve. This included using sentences, adjectives, great Maths work and using conjunctions effectively.

TeamPoints this week were won by: Turing (Yellow) = 339

Aderin-Pocock (Blue) = 307

Attenborough (Green) = 314

Hawking (Red) = 303

Well done to everyone for their excellent efforts this week.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Superhero Starfish Assembly!

This morning saw Starfish class perform an amazing assembly based on their topic of SUPERHEROES! Image result for supertato

Filled with brave and interesting heroes from around the world, in movies, comics and on the TV, the children in Starfish class presented their recent work on Supertato.

The children also retold part of the Supertato story, including the rescue of the fruit and vegetables from the Evil Peas!

Characters included Superman, Wonderwoman, Batman, Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles and even a giant banana! The children had learned the Makaton signs for “I Need A Hero”, which they performed excellently! If you want to listen to the tune again, click here:

Thank you to Starfish class for a super-hero-tastic assembly! Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the assembly too!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Hampshire Music Taster Assembly!

As part of the Hampshire Music workshops, this morning’s assembly was filled with the sound of buzzing, whirring and musical notes as two teachers from Hampshire Music Service entertained, amused and informed children across the school with their musical talents!

Using real instruments (as well as hosepipes and funnels) the staff played a whole host of different tunes. Learning about woodwind and brass instruments, pupils learnt their names and also how they worked too. This included how to change the pitch on the instruments, from low notes of the French horn to higher pitches on the flute!

Famous tunes being played included Jurassic Park, Beauty and the Beast and Pink Panther, showing off exactly what these amazing instruments could do!

Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the assembly and the fantastic music being shown!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

A Fond Farewell to Retiring Rose the Cook…

Today is sadly the last day for Rose the cook, working at our school after Image result for school mealnearly 3 years working at our school. Endless roast potatoes, pizzas, rolls and wonderful meals have been carefully cooked by Rose, as she retires from our school today.

The hall was filled with the smell of cooking as during the assembly, the school presented flowers and chocolates to Rose to thank her for her work in Holbrook’s kitchen.

We wish her a relaxing and enjoyable retirement and hope that she enjoys the Easter break too.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

PTA Easter Craft Evening!

This evening, children could take part in an amazing Easter Craft event. Children could make Easter cards, flowers, cakes, draw pictures and even design feather creatures!

“My favourite was designing an egg – it looked sparkly” (By Blake R Yr3)

“I really liked putting glitter on my hands!” (Karen H Yr6)

“I loved having a feather fight” (Chaya A Yr5)

Halfway through, the children all ate pizza, hot dogs and drinks. This was one of the best parts of the evening! The hall was a bit messy – just like the home of Stig of the Dump! Thank you to all of the parents who helped at the event too, it was a great success.

“We liked making the eggs covered in little feathers because they looked like fluffy monsters” (Alex B Kraken).

Leave a comment below to let us know what you thought of the evening too!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

Emergency Services Day!

On Thursday 30th March, Starfish class had visits from a Policewoman, a Paramedic and a team of Firefighters.

In the morning, we found out about Police Officers and Paramedics. We looked at their uniform and their vehicles. We were all lucky enough to sit in the vehicles. The children loved getting into the ambulance via the electronic ramp.

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